Africa Progress Report 2014

To sustain growth that improves the lives of all Africans, the continent needs an economic transformation that taps into Africa’s other riches: its fertile land, its extensive fisheries and forests, and the energy and ingenuity of its people. The Africa Progress Report 2014 describes what such a transformation would look like, and how Africa can get...


Africa Progress Report 2013

Africa’s economies have been riding the crest of a global commodity wave that could transform the  continent’s prospects. The 2013 Africa Progress Report explains how this unprecedented chance could lift millions out of poverty and improve the...

Policy Briefs

Finance and banking in Africa

  If Africa is to make the transition from high growth to transformative growth that we have described, with agriculture at its heart, then it must overcome three major obstacles. The first is a lack of access to formal financial services....


Discussion Summary | Climate Change: An African agenda

  At the global climate conference in Paris in late 2015, world leaders have promised concerted action to limit greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate harmful climate effects. As that date approaches, Africa finds itself in a unique position:...


Climate change: An African agenda

  2015 is a watershed moment for climate change. The Paris Climate Summit at the end of the year provides a focal point for international action. There is an expectation from Paris that developed countries, responsible for the lion’s share...